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While the humanitarian crisis in Iraq shows no sign of easing up, it’s a major challenge for agencies operating in the country to get help to those desperately in need. More than three million people have been displaced from their homes due to...
With the conflict in Ukraine in its second year, communities in the eastern parts of the country are dealing with both the physical and mental scars of the conflict – a conflict that has not even spared the most innocent. Our Global Information...
With 8 of the 14 highest peaks in the world on its territory, Nepal is one of the most mountainous countries on the planet. While entire swathes of the landlocked nation are devoid of any road connectivity, access to thousands of hamlets in other...


Photo credit: UNHCR/Sara Hoibak
Photo credit: UNHCR/Sara Hoibak
Out of the over 4 million Syrian refugees, more than 1.1 million now live in Lebanon – the world’s highest refugee population per capita. As the refugees do not stay in formal camps and are living in more than 1 700 localities across Lebanon, it is...


Photo credit: UNICEF/2015/South Sudan/Rich
Photo credit: UNICEF/2015/South Sudan/Rich
Since December 2013, the armed conflict in South Sudan has left thousands dead and over 2 million uprooted from their homes, including over half a million who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries.
One year ago, Gaza was targeted in a major 50-day Israeli military operation. More than 2 000 Palestinians were killed, and a third of the population was internally displaced, with thousands of homes and buildings destroyed or damaged. Key...
Drones, improved monitoring of hazards and airborne transfer of information are just some examples of what innovation means for civil protection today. At the European Civil Protection Forum in Brussels on 6-7 May 2015, a display of some of the...


Left with nothing: Boko Haram's displaced
They flee and leave behind all they have, their now burnt villages and destroyed crops. Many have seen their relatives killed or being abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents. They are some of the 1.5 million people who have been displaced in the...
In 2014, more than 63 000 minors from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala were apprehended at the border between Mexico and the United States. They were fleeing the ever-increasing violence in Central America – one of the most unsafe regions in the...
It’s hard enough being a refugee anywhere in the world, having to uproot and leave your home, friends and family behind. But can you imagine being a refugee for nearly 40 years? That’s the situation facing Sahrawi refugees – one of the oldest...